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Kentucky General Association, 1902

OFFICERS.
Moderator.
T. T. EATON, D. D., Louisville.

Assistant Moderators.
HENRY MCDONALD, D. D., Shelbyville.
C. A. NASH, D. D., Hopkinsville.

Secretary.
Rev. J. K. NUNNELLEY, Georgetown.

Assistant Secretary.
B. H. DEMENT, Louisville.

Corresponding Secretary.
J. G. BOW, D. D., Louisville.

Statistical Secretary.
Rev. J. K. NUNNELLEY, Georgetown.

      The sessions of the sixty-fifth anniversary were held at London, commencing June 11, 1902. The annual sermon was preached by Rev. H. B. Taylor, of Murray, from the words "Have Faith in God." An address on "Christian Education" was delivered by B. D. Gray, D. D., of Georgetown.

      From the annual report of the Board it appears that 76 missionaries and 23 missionary colporters have been employed during all ora part of the year, besides a number of brethren who have rendered helpful service in meetings in needy places. They report 10,116 days of labor; 31,167 miles traveled; 5,497 sermons preached; 1,843 prayer meetings attended ; supplied 146 churches and 82 outstations; and baptized 610 persons. They also constituted 11 churches; organized 66 Sunday-schools; made 18,189 religious visits; distributed 65,234 pages of tracts; sold $1,252.14 worth of Bibles and other books; and gave away books and Bibles worth $100.59. The treasurer's report showed receipts as follows : State missions. $12,571.37; Sunday-school and colportage, $3,898.82; church building fund, $832.82.

      The report on Ministers' Aid Society showed that four beneficiaries had been received during the year, and that four had been called to their heavenly reward. The number now on the list is twenty-nine. The total receipts amounted to $7,702, of which $2,735.99 was for the immediate use fund. The expenditures were $2,819.20, of which $1,360.78 was paid to beneficiaries. The permanent fund now amounts to $32,206.19.

      The report on Orphans' Home showed that 99 had been cared for, of whom 17 had been received during the year. The number placed out was 23; and of the remaining 76 the boys number 37 and the girls 39.

      The next anniversary will be held at Winchester, June 17, 1908. Preston Blake, D. D., of Lexington, was appointed to preach the annual sermon, with Rev. Wm. Lunsford, of Bowling Green, as alternate.

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Minister's Meeting.

OFFICERS.

President.
J. M. WEAVER, D.D., Louisville.

Secretary.
Rev. W. W. HAMILTON, Louisville.

      The annual meeting was held at London, in connection with the sessions of the General Association. The annual sermon was preached by Henry McDonald, D. D., of Shelbyville, from Galatains 2:20. Addresses and papers were delivered as follows: "Pastoral Visitation and its Importance," by Rev. W. H. Ryals, of Richmond; "The Future Condition of the Wicked," by Rev. W. E. Mitchell, of Owenton; "The Sunday-school Teacher as a Soul Winner," by Rev. W. C. Pierce, of Catlettsburg; "History of the Origin and Development of Baptist Confessions of Faith," by A. C. Graves, D.D., of Lebanon. P. T. Hale, D.D., of Owensboro, was chosen preacher of the next animal sermon, with J. A. Booth, D. D., of Taylorsville, as alternate.

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      Women's Missionary Society. Addresses were delivered by Mrs. J. N. Prestrldge of Louisville, on "Why Organize and How Manage Women's Missionary Societies"; and by Miss E. S. Broadus. on "Women Missionaries in Foreign Lands." The annual report showed that forty-two societies and bands had been organized during the year. The total receipts for all objects amounted to $5,578.99; and merchandise to the value of $1,179.24 had bcensupplied for frontierservice In connection with the State Mission and Sunday-school Boards.

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Baptist Young People's Union.

OFFICERS.
President.
M. B. ADAMS.

Secretary.
H. E. TRALLE.

      The seventh annual meeting was held at Dayton November 19, 1902. Addresses were delivered by Prof. A. T. Robertson, D. D., of Louisville, on "The Union of Baptist Principles and Spirituality"; by Dr. G. R. Robbins, of Cincinnati, O., on "The Theology of Baptism "; by Dr. B. A. Dawes, of Louisville, on "The Moral Dignity of Baptism"; by General Secretary Walter Calley of Chicago, on "Baptism of an Evangel of Grace"; by Rev. W. J. Bolin of Mt. Sterling, on "The Lord's Supper"; by J. N. Prestridge, D. D., of Louisville, on "The Harvest of Baptist Polity"; by Rev. M. B. Adams, of Frankfort, on "The Nature of the Normal Baptist Life"; by Dr. J. F. Williams, of Versailles, on "The Possibility of the Normal Baptist Life"; by Rev. E. P. Jones, of Owennboro, on "The Missionary Power of the Normal Baptist Life"; and by Dr. B. D. Gray, of Georgetown, on "The Baptist Propaganda in Education."

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General Association of Colored Baptists.
OFFICERS.

Moderator.
J. H. FRANK, D. D., Louisville.

Assistant Moderators.
Rev. J. W. HAWKINS, Paducah.
Rev. J. E. WOOD, Danville.

Secretary.
WM. H. STEWARD, Louisville.

Corresponding Secretary.
P. H. KENNEDY, D. D., Henderson.

Treasurer.
E. P. MARKS, D. D., Louisville.

      The sessions of the thirty-fourth anniversary wort held at Paducah, commencing August 13, 1902. The annual sermon was preached by Rev. J. J. Brown, of Greensburg, from Luke 16:2. The educational sermon was preached by Rev. S. L. M. Francis, from Proverbs 9:12. The missionary sermon was preached by Rev. R. B. Butler, from Luke 4:18. The closing sermon was preached by Rev. J. K. Polk. D. D., from 1 Corinthians 4:5.

      The annual report shows that one general missionary and one district missionary have been under appointment during the year. They have preached 304 sermons; attended 253 prayer meetings; made 587 religious visits; visited 109 Sunday-schools; distributed 82,308 pages of religious literature; sent out 2,019 letters and postal cards; and traveled 16,435 miles. The treasurer reported receipts amounting to $2, 400.20, and the disbursements aggregated $2,392.10; leaving a balance to new account of $8.15. The board of trustees reported receipts for the year amounting to $8,882.84; and disbursements aggregating $7,362.65; leaving a balance to new account of $460.19. The next anniversary will be held at Danville, August 12, 1908.

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Ministers' Meeting.

OFFICERS.

President.
Rev. W. J. M. PRICE, Lawrenceburg.

Secretary.
Rev. H. W. JONES, Owenton.

      The annual meeting was held in connection with the sessions of the General Association. The annual sermon was preached by Rev. J. B. Winrow, from Revelation 21:3. The following topics were discussed; "The Duties of Deacons, their Qualifications, and the Scope of their Labors," by Rev. R. Mitchell, D. D., of Frankfort; "The Lord's Supper, its Place and Purpose," by Rev. D. A. Gaddie, D. D., of Louisville; "The Origin and Purpose of the Gospel," by Rev. T. M. Faulkner, A. M., of Louisville.

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[From American Baptist Yearbook by American Baptist Publication Society, 1903. The document is form Google Books. Jim Duvall]



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